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Eruption News

Path D is now path E - Merardalaleið

The paths have been updated after the last opening
New hiking map of the area

Path E - Merardalaleið is now open

New hiking map available here.
Path D - Merardalir

Hikingtrails closed

Reconsidered at 1 Pm
Image: Þráinn Kolbeinsson

All hiking trails closed today 16th July

Due to smoke on the hiking trails
Image: H0rdur

Hiking paths closed today

The hiking paths are closed due to smoke and bad weather conditions
Mynd: Þráinn Kolbeinsson

All access to eruption site closed

The access to the eruption aite has been closed until 15. July.
Road no. 42 from Seltún to road no. 427 closed between 00:00 and 06:00 on the 13th of July.

Road closure in Krýsuvík

Due to maintenance, the road will be closed in the morning of the 13th of July between 00:00 and 06:00 (am).
Updated July 11th 2023 - The Icelandic MET office

New map - hazard zone for the eruption site in Reykjanes

The Icelandic MET office published an updated map of the eruption site

The new hiking trail (D) is now open

The local authorities have opened the eruption site
A high volume of Volcanic gases and gas pollution is near the eruption site.

Gas pollution at the eruption site and a new hazard map published

Due to massive gas pollution following the eruption the site can be closed with short notice.
Location of the new eruption site compared to the Mt. Fagradalsfjall eruption site

An eruption has started on the Reykjanes peninsula

After a week of earthquakes and expected eruption, it has now started.
View from Mt. Langihryggur hiking trail (trail C). Photo: Thrainn Kolbeinsson

Visitors are encouraged to sign up for SMS alerts

Due to increased seismic activity on the Reykjanes peninsula and possible eruption, sign up for SMS alerts